Green Wave men claim wins in eight events; TU women capture 12 events
Van Meter to compete in last indoor meet before NCAA Championships
|Ortiz's Career Best Performances|
|Javelin||49.94m (163-10) (5/9/14)|
2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season.
Outdoor Track and Field: A third-team All-Louisiana Team member in the javelin...earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors ...competed in eight regular-season meets on the season, as well as the Conference USA Outdoor Championships and the NCAA East Regionals...participated solely in the javelin...qualified for the NCAA East Regionals with a personal-best throw of 49.94 meters (163-10) at the Seminole Twilight (5/9) for a mark that stood as fifth-best in school history at season's end...won the Gold Medal in the javelin at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/18) with a throw of 48.79 meters (160-1)...placed 17th at the NCAA East Regionals (5/29) with a mark of 47.49 meters (155-9)...placed second at the Stanford Invitational (4/4) with a throw of 49.28 meters (161-08)...won the event title at the Jaguar Opener with a toss of 49.02 meters (160-10)...came in second place at the Southern Miss Invitational (3/15) with a mark of 48.86 meters (160-4)...won the event title at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19) with a throw of 48.65 meters (159-7)...placed second at the Alabama Relays (3/21) with a toss of 48.05 meters (157-7)...captured the event title at the South Alabama Invitational (4/12) with a toss of 47.97 meters (157-4)...also won the event title at the Tulane Team Challenge (3/29) with a throw of 47.53 meters (155-11).
Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll honors.
Indoor Track and Field:Did not compete during the indoor season.
Outdoor Track and Field: Posted results in one regular season meet before an injury prematurely ended her season...competed only in the javelin...threw the javelin 48.32 meters (158' 6") at the Tulane Team Challenge (3/2)...throw was the longest by any athlete in Conference USA on the season...throw is also good for sixth place in all-time school history at Tulane.
About Daliadiz Ortiz
Prep: Competed on the national and international circuits due to her high school not sponsoring track and field...is the Puerto Rico Youth & Junior National Record Holder in the javelin...in 2010, claimed a sixth place finish at the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore... claimed Gold at the Central American Youth Athletics Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2010...was a three-time Puerto Rico Youth/Junior National Champion...won the Silver medal at Puerto Rico's Senior National Championship in 2010 and 2011...claimed the Bronze medal at the Senior International Championships in Cali Columbia during the 2011 season...in 2011, she earned the "Best International Performance" designation from the Puerto Rico Track and Field Association... was the National Athlete of the Year in 2011...finished seventh at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France in 2011...earned the Silver medal at the Central American Scholar Games in Puebla, Mexico in 2009...also lettered in volleyball and basketball.
Personal: Born Daliadiz Ortiz-Carrasguillo on June 10, 1994...the daughter of Jose Ortiz and Migdalia Carrasguillo...has one brother Abdiel.